Junior School


Junior School

Welcome Back!
Welcome back for another dynamic term at Ormiston. I hope everyone had an enjoyable Easter holiday break.  This term is an 11-week term and we look forward to lots of different activities across all year levels from Early Learning 3 to Year 6.


New Students to Ormiston
I would like to officially welcome two new students into Year 2B this week. A big warm welcome to Cosette Tsjin and Maya Waide-Hee. Both students were awarded their Ormiston badges at our first day Assembly on Wednesday and as a school community, we look forward to finding out more about them in the coming weeks.


The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual national assessment for students in Years 3 and 5. All students in these year levels are required to participate in formal assessments in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.

The following assessments will be conducted on these Term 2 days:

Tuesday 9 May – Language conventions (40mins) and writing (40mins)
Wednesday 10 May – Reading (45 – 50mins)
Thursday 11 May – Numeracy (45 – 50mins)
Friday 12 May – Catch-up assessments for students that have been absent

More information for parents about NAPLAN can be found at: www.nap.edu.au/


Important Upcoming Term 2 Events (Weeks 1-3)
Monday 24 April – Winter uniform is compulsory
Tuesday 25 April – ANZAC Day Public holiday and no school on this day
Wednesday 26 April – Years 4 – 12 House Cross Country Run
Friday 28 April – Years 2 – 4 Alex Miles Author Visit
Tuesday 2 May – In-Conversation Series – Home Learning
Friday 5 May – Years 3 & 4 Grandparents morning visit


Stop, Kiss and Drop
I would like to remind Foundation to Year 6 parents to use the Stop, Kiss and Drop service at the front of the Junior School when dropping-off and picking-up their daughters. Please remember that no cars will be allowed to wait on Mont Albert Road before 3.10pm each day. The School will strictly enforce this rule as this area is a No Standing Zone from 2.30-4.00pm. Boroondara Council will continue to closely monitor this area out the front of the Junior School.


Dropping off and Picking Up

Early Learning 3
Dropping-off –  All students must be dropped-off and ready for class starting at 9.15am (may arrive from 9.00am)
Picking-up – All students are to be collected at the end of the day at 2.45pm (may be collected by 3.00pm)

Early Learning 4
Dropping-off –  All students must be dropped-off and ready for class starting at 9.00am (may arrive from 8.45am)
Picking-up – All students are to be collected at the end of the day at 3.00pm (may be collected by 3.15pm)

I would like to remind families that if they are unable to pick-up their daughter or son on time at the end of the day, to please contact their classroom teacher to let them know any alternative arrangements.


Foundation to Year 6
Dropping-off – All students must be dropped-off and ready for class starting at 8.40am. Students are able to be dropped-off in the morning from 8.10am and will be outside with a teacher on yard duty until 8.25am. Students will then be directed to their class to prepare for the day and get ready for their first class to start at 8.40am.
Picking-up – All students are required to be collected at the end of the day by either 3.10pm or 3.20pm. Foundation to Year 4 students must be picked-up by 3.10pm and Year 5 and 6 students by 3.20pm.

I would like to remind Foundation to Year 6 families that if they are running late at the end of the day to pick-up their daughter, to please contact Vicki Ibbott at Reception on 9813 1965 and she will let your daughter know about any new arrangements. If a student is waiting to be picked-up at the end of the day for an extended period of time and the School has not been notified, the student will be placed in After School Care.

Additionally, if any EL3 to Year 6 Ormiston family is planning a holiday and their daughter or son will be away from School for more than 5 days, parents are required to write me a letter outlining the holiday details and the dates absent from School.


Year 6 Night of the Innovators
I would like to wish the Year 6 students and teachers all the best for their exhibition this evening titled, The Night of the Innovators. The exhibition for parents and friends is an excellent opportunity for the students to showcase their Term 1 learning from 7.00-8.30pm. Additionally, the Year 6s will present their learning to the rest of the of the School throughout the day in the Junior School Hall.

I wish all Ormiston families all the best for a wonderful Term 2.


Kind Regards,

Paul Donohue
Head of Junior School

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